Jenkins' ear

Jenkins’ ear

trivial cause of a great quarrel. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 336]
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With which country did England wage the War of Jenkins' Ear? A France B Russia C Italy D Spain 5.
WHEN did Spanish coastguards reputedly carry out the maiming which led to the War of Jenkins' Ear? remember when...
The storm raised by a section of opinion in India over the removal of Mrs Kulbhushan Jadhav's shoes when she met her husband is not the result of frustration at the effectiveness of Pakistan's gesture, so much as the search for a casus belli, resembling nothing more than the cutting off of Jenkins' ear in 1731, which led to the War of Jenkins' Ear between England and Spain in 1738.
But one thing she knows: Having successfully conned the gullible British public into voting to quit the EU, the lying snake-oil salesmen on the right of the Conservative Party would be marching on Downing Street with flaming torches if they thought for one minute that she wasn't committed to the biggest British blunder since the War of Jenkins' Ear (look it up - it was a really stupid war).
The 18th century War of Jenkins' Ear was fought between Great Britain and which other country?
In the 18th century we might have had the "War of Jenkins' Ear", but last month, as the Exocets rained in on the Welsh Government from HMS Daily Mail, it felt that we were in the middle of the "War of Drakeford's Appendix"!
The only war with a lesser cause was the War of Jenkins' Ear between England and Spain in the 18th century.
That was until, in a minor 1731 incident, the brig Rebecca was boarded by the Spanish, its cargo seized, and Captain Robert Jenkins' ear sliced off in the scuffle.
The diplomatic history of Georgia; a study of the epoch of Jenkins' ear. (reprint, 1936)
At the time of the 'War of Jenkins' Ear' (18th century) this country went to war at the drop of a hat.
There was also a brief war, the War of Jenkins' Ear, which although imperceptible in most colonies, did interfere with the West Indies trade and therefore may have had considerable impact on the economy of New York City.
Was the famous Jenkins' Ear, cause of a "war," really exhibited in brine solution and spoken to by credulous (paying) tourists?